VI Chemical Peels: 5 Types of Peels for All Skin Types

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Many people love to have healthy and happy skin that can make them feel more confident, optimistic, polished, and ready to take on the day. With the aging process, slow production of elastin and collagen occurs, and most people seek ways to retrieve what time has been stolen. That said, a VI Peel can treat a variety of skin concerns, and most skin types are good candidates for the treatment. 

How Does A VI Peel Treatment Work?

VI Peel is usually painless and only takes about 30 minutes. To break down the top layer of skin and reveal healthy skin underneath, this treatment uses a blend of ingredients to achieve it.

The exact procedure may differ slightly, but here’s what to generally expect:

  1. To remove dirt and oil, the practitioner will cleanse the skin.
  2. It will be followed by the application of VI Peel solution in two layers.
  3. Some numbness or tingling may be experienced once the first layer is applied.
  4. Once the second layer is applied, the skin will frost or turn white.
  5. The patient must wash off the peel about 4 to 6 hours later.
  6. The skin will start peeling about three days after the procedure.

This type of peel is commonly used on the face, but it can also be applied to other body areas, including the neck, chest, hands, arms, back, and legs. VI Peel is the only chemical peel treatment that is safe to be used on the skin around the eyes. The good news is VI peel is also suitable for all skin types with no particular skin preparation. 

Why Choose a Peel?

Several skin concerns may bring patients in for a chemical peel. For all skin types, chemical peels are a solid solution for addressing: 

  • Acne
  • Acne Scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Keloids
  • Melasma
  • New post-surgical scars
  • Overproduction of Sebum/Oily Skin 
  • New post-surgical scars

What Are The 5 Types of VI Peels?

VI peels have five types, with each peel suitable for specific skin conditions.

VI Peel

This type of peel is antiaging, rejuvenating, and restorative. Its synergistic blend of powerful ingredients is suitable for various skin types. This peel will help improve the skin’s tone, texture, and clarity and provide anti-aging benefits. Not only does it rejuvenate, but it also helps prevent future damage to the skin.

This treatment can also:

  • Reduce age spots and sun damage
  • Restore a more even skin tones
  • Soften fine lines and wrinkles
  • Smooth away rough skin

The good candidates for VI Peel are those who have:

  • For Medium-Depth Peel Clients (generally first time)
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Early Signs of Aging (Ages 20+)
  • Rough Texture
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Maintenance Peel
  • It can be used for ages 13-39+

VI Peel Advanced (Precision)

This type of peel is for maturing skin to help enhance collagen stimulation. Its booster system is formulated to be used in addition to the VI Peel. From the same synergistic blend of ingredients as the VI Peel, it provides more volume for deeper penetration.

This treatment can also:

  • Soften fine lines and wrinkles
  • Restores a more even skin tone
  • Smooth away rough skin texture
  • Penetrate more mature skin

The good candidates for VI Peel Advanced (Precision) are those who have:

  • Aging Skin (Ages 40+)
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine Lines
  • Sun Damage

VI Peel with Precision Plus

This type of peel is for pigmentation, acne scarring, age spots, and lightening, uniquely formulated for treating pigmentation damage in the skin. Its powerful booster system can target stubborn pigmentation, including melasma. Also added to the VI Peel, it creates the ultimate treatment choice for dramatic results.

This treatment can also:

  • Brighten and renew even the most stubborn areas of discoloration (including melasma)
  • Even skin tone and texture
  • Reduce the appearance of age spots, sun damage

The good candidates for VI Peel with Precision Plus are those who have:

  • UV Induced Pigmentation
  • Sun Damage
  • Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
  • Ages 18+

VI Peel Purify

This peel is for active acne, acne scarring, and oily skin but is highly effective as an acne treatment. It contains the original VI Peel formula plus the power of benzoyl peroxide, Hydrocortisone, and Kojic Acid for superior and consistent results. The ingredient can target active acne and acne-prone skin.

This treatment can also:

  • Eliminate P. acnes bacteria
  • Increase cellular turnover to open pores
  • Soothe inflammation and redness

The good candidates for VI Peel Purify are those who have:

  • Active Acne
  • Breakout-Prone Skin
  • Oily and Congested Skin
  • Teen Acne
  • Ages 13+

VI Peel Purify With Precision Plus

This type of peel is for acne, acne scarring, and lightening. It takes the power of Benzoyl Peroxide, Kojic Acid, and Hydrocortisone with the Precision Plus booster to combat stubborn pigmentation and acne scarring and reduce post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) acne may leave behind.

Scarring and increased pigment damage can still happen while battling acne. With the help of VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus, this eliminates scars and skin damage while working on active issues in the skin.

This treatment can also:

  • Brighten dark areas and acne spots
  • Eliminate P. acne bacteria
  • Help even skin texture and tone
  • Lighten acne scars
  • Soothe inflammation and redness

The good candidates for VI Peel Purify With Precision Plus are those who have:

  • Excessive Oil
  • Acne with hyperpigmentation
  • Acne Scarring
  • Hormonal Acne
  • Adult Acne
  • Ages 18+

What To Expect With The VI Peel Treatment?

Aside from being non-invasive, this medical-grade chemical peel is also virtually painless. A slight tingling sensation may be experienced when applying the solution, but this is only tolerable. Pain medications or topical anesthetics may not be needed.

In addition, no immediate side effects should be experienced directly after the treatment. Peeling will happen after two to three days, and this will continue for up to six days. Unusual skin color changes may be seen (yellowish, brownish, reddish tones), but these are normal.

Once the peeling is over, a healthier and more glowing complexion will reveal. This will continue to improve over time. A single VI Peel treatment can be enough to provide significant results, but several sessions may be required depending on the goals and skin concerns. 

How Long Will The Result Last?

Results will depend upon several factors, which include skin preparation, peel type, and aftercare from a single treatment or a course of treatments. 

Initially, a course of treatments is recommended, and then regular maintenance treatment will achieve the best results over a more extended period. With the aging process, proper maintenance is necessary to achieve optimal results.

What Side Effects Does VI Peel Treatment Give?

  • Hyper or hypopigmentation changes;
  • Cold sores/shingles.;
  • Mild sunburn sensation;
  • Swelling;
  • Scarring;
  • The skin may become temporary red, brown, or yellow tone;
  • Peeling that typically lasts 4-7 days, or could be longer in some individuals;
  • Temporary breakout for those acne-prone;
  • Discomfort that may last a few days.

What Is The Recovery Time Of This Treatment?

Immediately after the peel, the skin will look darker as pigmentation is brought to the surface. By day two and three (before the skin starts to peel), it won’t be so apparent that a patient has undergone a chemical peel and would be able to return to regular activities. Note that the length of exfoliation depends on individual skin types.

The peeling process will continue for about a week, possibly longer. Some providers suggest scheduling the treatment on a Wednesday, so the worst of the peeling happened over the weekend. However, it’s essential to follow the provider’s recovery guidelines closely.

  • No application of creams or lotions until the peel is washed off. 
  • Apply the “Post Peel Protectant” given by the practitioner after the procedure two to four times per day.
  • Use a moisturizer recommended by the doctor to help ease the flakiness and peeling when it begins, usually within two to three days after the treatment. 
  • Don’t pick at the skin while peeling, and just allow the skin to slough off naturally.
  • Avoid sun exposure while the skin heals, which is also the key to optimal results.
  • Make sure to always use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. 

Who Should Not Receive The Treatment?

  • Those who have aspirin allergy;
  • Those who are allergic to hydroquinone;
  • Those with active cold sores or herpes, or shingles in or around the treatment area; 
  • Those who are pregnant and breastfeeding;
  • People who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation in the past 6-12 months;
  • Those with inflamed skin with open wounds in the treatment area;
  • People with immune disorders;
  • People with liver conditions;
  • Those who are using Phenol allergy;
  • Those who have been using Isotretinoin (Accutane) for the past six months.

The Bottom Line

Known as the medium-depth chemical peel, VI Peel penetrates the top layer of skin, called the epidermis, reaching the dermis underneath. Aging Young Aesthetics offers a VI Peel that works by exfoliating the skin and helping to stimulate the new proteins’ production. Ultimately, VI Peel is commonly used to treat signs of aging, improve skin texture, and correct pigmentary issues.

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